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    • BioMap2 is designed to guide strategic biodiversity conservation in Massachusetts.

      BioMap2 - Conserving the Biodiversity of Massachusetts in a Changing World

      BioMap2 is designed to guide strategic biodiversity conservation in Massachusetts.

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    • Beautiful poster showing the Core Habitat and Critical Natural Landscape of Massachusetts.

      BioMap2 Poster

      Beautiful poster showing the Core Habitat and Critical Natural Landscape of Massachusetts.

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    • With the help of MassGIS and the DFG GIS program, the BioMap2 Core Habitats and Critical Natural Landscapes are viewable through an interactive mapping program.

      Interactive BioMap2

      With the help of MassGIS and the DFG GIS program, the BioMap2 Core Habitats and Critical Natural Landscapes are viewable through an interactive mapping program.

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    • The BioMap2 Town Reports were developed to provide local biodiversity information to assist in specific conservation efforts at the town or regional level.

      BioMap2 Town Reports

      The BioMap2 Town Reports were developed to provide local biodiversity information to assist in specific conservation efforts at the town or regional level.

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    • An electronic document outlining the steps taken to create BioMap2.

      BioMap2 Technical Report

      An electronic document outlining the steps taken to create BioMap2.

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    • TNC's BioMap2 User Survey - Who's Using BioMap2?

      BioMap2 User Survey Summary

      The Nature Conservancy releases an executive summary of their BioMap2 User Survey.  97% of users recommend it to their peers!

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  • BioMap2 is designed to guide strategic biodiversity conservation in Massachusetts over the next decade by focusing land protection and stewardship on the areas that are most critical for ensuring the long-term persistence of rare and other native species and their habitats, exemplary natural communities, and a diversity of ecosystems. BioMap2 is also designed to include the habitats and species of conservation concern identified in the State Wildlife Action Plan.

    The New BioMap

    In 2001 and 2003 the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program produced the original BioMap and Living Waters biodiversity conservation plans. BioMap2, developed in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, replaces the earlier plans.

BioMap2 Funding

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts funded the BioMap2 project largely from capital bond funds and from the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Fund. The Department of Fish and Game also gratefully acknowledges a critical grant received from the Open Space Institute, with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The Nature Conservancy is especially grateful for support from The Ackerman Conservation Fund, Toward Sustainability Foundation, and Elinor M. and Joel L. Siner.

Comments

We would be very interested in hearing your feedback! Please send any comments to natural.heritage@state.ma.us with "BioMap2" in the subject line.

Partners

BioMap2 Partners

The Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program is responsible for the conservation and protection of Massachusetts' biodiversity through biological research and inventory, endangered species regulation, rare species recovery, habitat restoration, education, information management, and land protection.

The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. The Nature Conservancy's Massachusetts Program has focused on analyses and conservation of globally important forests, rivers, wetlands, and coastal systems.